HOUSTON—A man who was angry because his girlfriend wanted to leave Texas and return home to Kansas assaulted her and her child, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Edwin Lewis Redmond was charged with assault of a family member and felony injury to a child.
Redmond’s girlfriend and her 8-year-old son had recently moved from Kansas to Texas, but on March 24, she told him that she was ready to move back home.
The two began to argue and that is when Redmond allegedly grabbed her by the neck and lifted her off the ground. The woman said Redmond choked her until she passed out, and when she woke up, he was sitting over her with a closed, raised fist. The woman said she felt pain in the back of her head, her left eye and her face.
The next day, the two began to argue again after the woman again said she wanted to go home. He then grabbed her by the hair, slammed her head into several walls in the home, then threw her to the ground. Once she was down, he punched her in the face, according to court documents.
The woman said she was afraid to report the beatings to police, at first, because Redmond threatened to “hunt her down” if she ever left him or said anything. But when he attacked her son, she decided enough was enough.
The woman said the 8-year-old accidentally wet himself on March 27 and went to take a shower. Angry at the boy for soiling himself, Redmond opened the door and back-handed the child in the chest. The woman then took her boy and filed a complaint.
Police saw visible injuries, purple and black bruising, around the woman’s eyes. They also saw scars on her shoulder and neck area, and bruises on her legs. Her son had redness to his upper chest area from Redmond’s blow.
A protective order was issued for Redmond and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Redmond is being held without bond.